The Book Chute is a mechanical device located in The Sink. Like all the other systems there, it was disabled shortly after Doctor Mobius left The Think Tank for the Forbidden Zone. When his personality back-up is recovered from Doctor Klein's house (House 101 in Higgs Village), he speaks like a dystopian authority, promising to protect citizens from "seditious material"; namely, pre-War books. According to his dialogue, he was also supposed to come equipped with an indoctrination module, but it was stripped to suit the R&D budget. He instead instructs the player in how to perform a form of self-indoctrination, involving a small cage and a sack of mole rats. The Book Chute also dislikes communism, and anything related to it, often commenting on it when the player is nearby.
These blank books can, in turn, be used at a workbench to create one skill book of each type. The player will need to acquire the recipe holotape (which unfortunately are single-use items) for the skillbook they wish to assemble, as well as 25 blank books and two bottles of wonderglue.
"Ah! Good day, citizen! Library processing unit 232.7 is on-line and ready to eradicate sedition!"
"If you know what 'proletariat' means, do you know what that makes you? Well-read and erudite...for a communist"
"Citizen! Did you know communists have an organ behind their eyes that converts salt water into fresh water...or is that penguins?"
"If you haven't found any communists in your backyard, you're not looking hard enough!"
"The Commies have eyes everywhere, Citizen! And that means they're not just Commies, they're Peeping Toms!"'
"I never trusted those Think Tank brains. Gave off a stench like ivory tower elitism. And brine."
"Blank books are better for the mind, Citizen! Real science by real men in lab coats has proved that introducing outside thoughts confuses the brain!"
– The Courier: "But those books are our last legacy of the time before! You can't destroy them!" – Book Chute: "Citizen, that sounds dangerously seditious. If my re-indoctrination module was installed, I'd take care of that for you. Sadly, that system was cut for budget concerns, so you'll have to perform your own indoctrination. Now, to begin with, you'll need a cage that can fit over your head and a sack of Mole Rats..."
The character is an amalgam of several concepts from the novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell. The book chute concept is reminiscent of the "memory holes" present within the "Ministry of Truth" where material that contradicts the current government line are placed never to be located again. The character also makes reference to a form of torture used in later parts of the novel ("a cage that fits over your head and a bag full of mole rats."). Another reference is that the personality matrix for the Chute is recovered from House # 101 in Higg's Village. Room 101 is an infamous room in 1984, in which the main character undergoes torture similar to what the chute describes with such vigor. It also references using the blank books to keep a journal, something the main character of Nineteen Eighty-Four does.
In The Venture Bros. episode "Eeney, Meeney, Miney... Magic," Dean Venture declares that penguins have a gland above their eyes that converts salt water to fresh water. The Book Chute paraphrases this, confusing penguins for communists. This is itself a reference to the Supraorbital gland which does not directly produce fresh water but removes excess salt from the bird's bloodstream.